The March 14th episode of WWE RAW did a 3.66 rating with 5.68 million viewers. This week's show was seen by 69% male viewers and in the Males 18-49 demographic, it was up from last week's show with Steve Austin, with a 3.49 rating.
In the segment breakdown, The Rock's segment with the fake John Cena opened the show with a 3.80 rating. The interview with The Miz and his match with The Great Khali lost 386,000 viewers, another decline for The Miz since being pushed as WWE Champion.
The Triple H video and backstage segment with Snooki, John Morrison, Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler lost 297,000 more viewers. Sheamus winning the United States Title from Daniel Bryan gained 226,000 viewers. On the previous show with Steve Austin, Sheamus and Daniel Bryan lost big time following Austin's return segment. The gain for this week's title match shows that probably any mid-card talent would have lost big following Austin's return.
The segment with Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Brian Christopher, Jim Ross and Jack Swagger gained 928,000 viewers and was RAW's peak rating this week with a 4.11 rating. Randy Orton vs. Mason Ryan lost 621,000 viewers which isn't good. The Drew Carey Hall of Fame announcement, promo from Michael Cole and segment with Snooki lost 301,000 viewers. The Trish Stratus vs. Vickie Guerrero match and post-match with Snooki, Layla, Michelle McCool, John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler gained 406,000 viewers to a 3.77 rating which is an above average increase for that period in the show.
The 15 minute overrun with the main event of Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena and the attack from The Miz lost 270,000 viewers, falling to a 3.59 rating. Considering that Cena is a solid ratings draw, this can be seen as a negative sign for The Miz and/or Del Rio. The last 5 minutes of that 15 minute overrun did come back and gain 290,000 viewers. This could be attributed to people tuning into the USA Network for their next show because RAW usually isn't on at 11:15pm.
The Pro Wrestling Rewind returned on 3-16-11 on the SNS Radio Network with "The Power" Andy Knowles and "The King of all Italy" Mike Siciliano. Andy and Mike discussed the recent actions of Jeff Hardy and TNA Wrestling, before being joined by "The Voice of Ring of Honor" Bobby Cruise. ROH took center stage as Mike and Andy discussed the product and discussed some of the memorable moments over the 9 yr history of the company. After the final break Andy and Mike discussed the build for Wrestlemania and the latest in the WWE.The boys took phonecalls before wrapping the show.
Big Show suffered a minor injury at Tuesday's SmackDown tapings in an angle with The Corre. Big Show was said to have landed bad and ended up with a big bruise on his forearm. He was supposed to wrestle in the dark main but was replaced
Former TNA and current ROH talent Christopher Daniels returned to the company last night at the 3/31 TV taping. Whilst Daniels has been in TNA under the Suicide gimmick, this is his first appearance as himself since March 31st 2010
*We open up with Mr. Anderson dragging down Earl Hebner to the ring and demanding to know why he was DQ'd last week, giving Rob Van Dam the win. Anderson demands the decision be reversed and Hebner refuses, calling Anderson an a**hole. Anderson lays out Hebner. Brian Hebner hits the ring then Sting comes out, saying you don't pick on the referees. He and Anderson began brawling. Rob Van Dam's music hits and he comes out, saying he doesn't want the win that way and asks Hebner to add Anderson to the Lockdown main event. Hebner says he cannot. Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan come out and announce it will indeed be a Three-Way at Lockdown.
Bischoff announces Sting & Anderson & RVD vs Ric Flair's team of Abyss & Matt Hardy & Bully Ray tonight in a Steel Cage, saying the network wants ratings, so he will give it to them.
Sting and Anderson start brawling again but are held apart.
*Scott Steiner defeated Jesse Neal. Orlando Jordan and Eric Young were doing commentary. Doug Williams and Magnus attacked them after.
*Max Buck defeated Jeremy Buck.
*Winter defeated Velvet Sky. Angelina Love came out during the match and left with Winter.
*Ken Anderson called out Sting so he could apologize but slapped him instead. They brawled into the crowd. Abyss, Hardy and Ray attacked them but RVD made the save.
*Kurt Angle calls out Jeff Jarrett saying he's not waiting for Lockdown. Jarrett sends out Rob Terry, who Angle beats. Angle chases Jarrett out.
*In a Steel Cage, Abyss & Matt Hardy & Bully Ray defeated Sting & Anderson & RVD. Sting attacked Anderson on the stage while he was doing his introduction. That left him laid out on the stage and a 3 on 2 situation. Anderson acted as if he didn't want to get in the cage until Hulk Hogan makes Anderson get in. Anderson shoved RVD off the top, setting up Bully Ray's pin. Anderson walked out.
The heels keep beating on RVD and Sting. Fortune hits the ring. Immortal hits the ring. Flair locks the cage and the babyfaces are getting massacred. Christopher Daniels hit the ring from the crowd and hit a flip from the top of the cage, wiping out Immortal. The babyfaces regroup and run off Immortal. Big reaction for Daniels' return.
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter Jim Ross is not expected to be on the announce team during WrestleMania 27. It is said that the talent want Ross on the announce team but he is only currently set for Wrestlemania Axxces.
Kurt Angle wrote the following on Twitter about Jeff Hardy: "I Love Jeff Hardy as a Wrestler and a Man. He is talented and works harder than Anyone. I Hope He can turn it around and overcome obstacles. Jeff- You r in my thoughts and Prayers. You always have a Friend You can go to. GOD Bless.
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